What is the transfer policy when moving schools within the UAE?
Students looking to move schools should submit an online application before October 30th of the current academic year, as per KHDA regulations. The student is required to take an admissions test, followed by an interview, and acceptance will depend on availability. The application fee will be AED 200.
How many students per classroom?
At Dubai Arabian American Pvt. School, class sizes range between 22 to 26 students, as per KHDA regulations and standards.
What are the tuition fees?
The current tuition fees range from AED 12,983 to AED 28,942 – currently subject to KHDA approval.
What are the uniform fees?
Uniforms cost AED 425 to AED 532, depending on the grade level.
Do we plan to increase the fees for next year?
At this time we do not have any information on a fee increase for the new academic year. This is determined by the KHDA.
Does DAAS offer installments for tuition fees ?
Currently DAAS offers three payments due on August 28th, January 1st and March 1st .
What is the Age Cut-off Date?
At Dubai Arabian American Pvt. School, we abide by the KHDA statutory requirements such that a child must be aged 4 years by January 1st (of the year he was born in). All students are kept in their age appropriate grades.
What are the school day timings?
KG 1 and 2 timings are from 7.30am till 1pm, Sunday to Thursday. Parents drop their children off to the KG section. Grades 1 to 12 timings are from 7.30 am till 2.10 pm. Sunday to Wednesday and on Thursdays till 1.40pm. The school gates open at 6.45 am, and staff are on duty at 7.15 am in the mornings.
Do you have a canteen/cafeteria?
DAAS offers snacks and hot lunches for our students. Students can choose to buy our canteen food or bring a home packed lunch.
Does the school require students to wear uniform?
At DAAS it is compulsory for all our students to be wearing their school uniform; this also includes the full PE kit during Physical Education lessons with the appropriate footwear. We have a strict uniform policy that we make sure is tracked throughout the academic year. All items of school uniform must be clearly labeled with your child's name.
Where can i get the uniform list from?
This can be obtained from admissions department.
Does our school provide transportation throughout Dubai?
Yes the school has transportation covering most areas of Dubai. The transport is outsourced to a third partly reputable transport company. The buses are equipped with the latest safety precautions, including CCTV cameras, RFID cards, etc..
Are all ages allowed to ride the bus?
Students from KG 1 onwards can use the bus.
Will I be able to contact the bus driver and/or bus nanny?
Yes, there will be a mobile number available.
What is the level of teachers’ qualifications ?
For teaching positions at DAAS, it is important to ensure that our teachers hold the correct qualifications and have the necessary experience. DAAS requires a minimum of two years’ qualified teaching experience. All teachers need to be approved by the KHDA (Knowledge and Human Development Authority). They must hold a degree in education (B.Ed.) or a Degree in the subject they are teaching, along with a teaching certificate.
What languages do we offer?
At DAAS, English is the language of instruction. All subjects are taught in English, apart from the Ministry of Education subjects (Arabic, Islamic and Social Studies). We also offer a choice of learning French in grades 9 and 10.